Join us for the inaugural CYF Convention this March

CYF aims to inspire a greater appreciation for French and increase the number of bilingual Canadians throughout English Canada by supporting a network of French clubs in Canadian universities and colleges and we want to hear about the reality of postsecondary students who believe in the power of French.

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March 26-27

CYF Inaugural Convention

On March 26-27, 2022, Canadian Youth for French will host its inaugural convention. This three-day virtual event will bring together students aged 18-25 from universities and colleges across Canada to:

  • Build a network of like-minded postsecondary students who value French.
  • Find out how the organization can best support these students (resources, tools, etc.).
  • Provide them with an opportunity to communicate with others in French.
  • Create an action plan for the organization to advocate for anglophone students who believe in linguistic duality and who want to see the day on which the majority of Canadians can communicate in both official languages.

Convention Fees

Students

We will
pay YOU $50!

Postsecondary students

Get registered

What to expect

Register before 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 23rd, and we will send you more information about the event, along with instructions on how to join us for your focus group, on Thursday, March 24th.

March 26th - 27th

Between 9:00am and 5:15pm we will host four two-hour focus groups. Five participants will be asked to discuss various questions around their linguistic history, their current-day French reality, and their vision of the future.

Why participate?

Participating in the CYF inaugural convention will give you more than just an opportunity to be part of a national network of postsecondary students. Join us in March and:

Share

Share your unique perspective on official languages, and learn from that of others

Say

Have your say in a grassroots initiative to ensure that your French needs are adequately supported throughout your college or university years

Meet

Meet your like-minded peers from across the country

Show

Show your support for Canada’s linguistic duality

Who this event is great for:

1

Immersion graduates who value their French and don’t want to lose it.

2

Non-immersion graduates who understand the benefits of French and want to learn it.

3

Des étudiants francophones qui sont fiers de leurs racines et qui veulent partager leur culture avec leur confrères.

4

Others who want to support postsecondary students or learn more about the organization (Observers).

Canadian Youth for French

About CYF

We believe that French is an invaluable individual asset for Canada and Canadians!

CYF is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that supports postsecondary students between the ages of 18 and 25 who believe in the power of French and want to see the day on which the majority of Canadians can communicate in both official languages.

Our mission is to inspire a greater appreciation for French and increase the number of bilingual Canadians throughout English Canada by supporting a network of French clubs in Canadian universities and colleges.

Why get involved with our organization?

While there are already informal French clubs that exist in universities and colleges across the country, CYF aims to unite them through a formal, national network. We believe postsecondary youth are critical to achieving a bilingual majority in Canada.

Through our work, we want to ensure that postsecondary students are adequately equipped with the tools and resources that they need to graduate from their postsecondary institution with the capacity to work in French.

Students who get involved with CYF fall into three categories:

  1. Immersion graduates who value their French and don’t want to lose it.
  2. Non-immersion graduates who understand the benefits of French and want to learn it.
  3. Francophone students who are proud of their roots and want to share their culture with their peers.

Individuals who are not postsecondary students between the ages of 18 and 25 but who still want to support the organization can do so by following us on social media, spreading the word about what we do, and attending our events as observers.

Canadian Youth for French

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Want to ask us a question or get in touch? Contact us today.

 
Email

info@youthforfrench.ca

 
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